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Springfield, Massachusetts


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YDEV 340

Advanced Strategies in Youth Practice

This course is designed to extend the knowledge and skills of youth development students through various strategies and techniques which can be utilized in youth development settings. In this course, students critically analyze the strengths, limitations, and potential applications of current strategies and theories of youth work. Examples include: Developmental Systems Theory, Ecological Systems Theory, Social Cognitive Theory, resiliency, protective factors, developmental assets, and more. Fieldwork sessions are devoted to hands on, practical application and assessment of the lecture concepts

Units: 3.0

YDEV 270 - Youth Development Across Contexts
YDEV 101 - Introduction to Youth Development